The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who have recently purchase WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches to not feed to children.
According to the FDA, the product may contain elevated levels of lead. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test
All lot codes and expiration dates are included in the warning that were sold nationally at multiple retailers including Sam’s Club, Amazon and Dollar Tree.
WanaBana has agreed to voluntarily recall all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches regardless of expiration.
Lead is toxic to humans and can affect people of any age or health status. Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Lead exposure in children is often difficult to see. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms. If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test. Although lead can only be diagnosed through clinical testing, signs and symptoms of lead toxicity vary based on exposure.
Short term exposure to lead could result in the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain/Colic
Longer term exposure could result in additional symptoms:
- Muscle aches or muscle prickling/burning
- Occasional abdominal discomfort
- Difficulty concentrating/Muscular exhaustibility
- Weight loss
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